Title

Lights Out: An Examination of Edward Hopper's Surreality

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Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vittorio Colaizzi

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Edward Hopper is considered a realist, and though it is true that his ultimate goal was to depict the world as he saw it, his style is in fact much more nuanced. The nearly impressionistic treatment of light juxtaposed with flawed geometry applied to everyday scenes activates a nearly dreamlike state that can only be described as surreal. The subsequent feeling of incongruity gives his paintings such lasting impact.

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Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

2-13-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

2-13-2016 10:00 AM

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Lights Out: An Examination of Edward Hopper's Surreality

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Edward Hopper is considered a realist, and though it is true that his ultimate goal was to depict the world as he saw it, his style is in fact much more nuanced. The nearly impressionistic treatment of light juxtaposed with flawed geometry applied to everyday scenes activates a nearly dreamlike state that can only be described as surreal. The subsequent feeling of incongruity gives his paintings such lasting impact.